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El Pescador
05-24-2011, 04:08 AM
I have a Artisan gyuto that I bought used a couple of years ago. It was bought to be a line knife and treated like my beast of burden. I practised sharpening on it, other guys borrowed it and did the same. I can't tell you how bad it had been abused.

On a whim, I sent the knife to Dave.

What came back was a totally different knife. When I got it I called Dave to see if he had made a mistake...like a smart man who probably gotten this call before, didn't answer! It had been thinned and reprofiled. Sharpened and the cladding cleaned up.

With the board and and everything else Dave doing these days, I forgot how awesome Dave is at sharpening and fixing knives. This thing is amazing!


Thanks again Dave!

Pesky

mattrud
05-24-2011, 04:45 AM
That artisan has been through a lot. Dave did something similar for me once. It is almost like getting a new knife.

watercrawl
05-24-2011, 09:59 AM
Yeah, Dave knows his sh!t. What he did to my Watanabe still amazes me. And what he did to that kiteaji yanagi I sold makes me sick that I sold it.

stereo.pete
05-24-2011, 10:33 AM
Pics or it didn't happen :) .

Dave Martell
05-24-2011, 11:36 AM
I'd like to say this one was fun but it wasn't. :D

Thanks for the kind words though guys. :)

El Pescador
05-24-2011, 11:03 PM
Sorry no pics but Dave will attest a true ugly ducking. I'm having problems w my phone pictures.

Pesky

Dave Martell
05-24-2011, 11:07 PM
Hey Judd, did you notice the handle smooth over job? I couldn't take the tang grinding my palm so I went and smoothed it out and then went back to work on the blade.

El Pescador
05-24-2011, 11:08 PM
That artisan has been through a lot. Dave did something similar for me once. It is almost like getting a new knife.

This was the knife you sold me! If you saw it now...it really is a thing of beauty!

Pesky

El Pescador
05-24-2011, 11:15 PM
Hey Judd, did you notice the handle smooth over job? I couldn't take the tang grinding my palm so I went and smoothed it out and then went back to work on the blade.

So much better than I had hoped!

Pesky

Dave Martell
05-24-2011, 11:17 PM
So much better than I had hoped!

Pesky

Wow, what more could I want? That's great! :)

Dave Martell
05-24-2011, 11:21 PM
That artisan has been through a lot. Dave did something similar for me once. It is almost like getting a new knife.


This was the knife you sold me! If you saw it now...it really is a thing of beauty!

Pesky


Ahhhh ha! So Matt was involved with this knife? That explains a lot. :lol2:

mattrud
05-25-2011, 04:39 AM
Ahhhh ha! So Matt was involved with this knife? That explains a lot. :lol2:

What does that mean????? Wow dave really! Really?!?! I will say that knife got used and used by me. And I am much better at sharpening now than I was then.

El Pescador
05-25-2011, 06:20 AM
What does that mean????? Wow dave really! Really?!?! I will say that knife got used and used by me. And I am much better at sharpening now than I was then.


Trust me it wasn't you. I made the mistake of sending the knife to a kramer sharpening disciple. Blade and tip came back a mess. He also polished the cladding for me(THANKS!). I just threw it in a drawer and forgot about it until I sent it to Dave.

Pesky

Dave Martell
05-25-2011, 11:21 AM
What does that mean????? Wow dave really! Really?!?! I will say that knife got used and used by me. And I am much better at sharpening now than I was then.


Dude! I should have put in a tongue sticking out smilie or something? I was just pulling your leg -you know I love ya Matt. :D

tk59
05-25-2011, 11:39 AM
I made the mistake of sending the knife to a kramer sharpening disciple. Blade and tip came back a mess. He also polished the cladding for me(THANKS!)...
What on earth possessed you to do that?

mattrud
05-25-2011, 12:14 PM
:cool2:I know you were kidding dave but I still had to take a shot back at ya:sarcastic:

Dave Martell
05-25-2011, 12:16 PM
:cool2:I know you were kidding dave but I still had to take a shot back at ya:sarcastic:

Oh man....don't mess with me like that. :)

bprescot
05-25-2011, 03:36 PM
"Kramer sharpening disciple"? I am completely unfamiliar. Does Kramer have some unique sharpening procedure or something?

El Pescador
05-25-2011, 04:28 PM
After chef, before knife maker he used to run his own mobile sharpening service. He's trained people over the years to run there own sharpening vans. Resume good/skills not so much....

Pesky

tk59
05-25-2011, 05:14 PM
Ah, now I see. Serves you right. :poke1: